Policy Coordinator with the Program Policy Sub-Team
September 8, 2020
I. Purpose & Summary of Position:
The Texas Council on Family Violence is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence programs that provide direct services to victims and their families, and serves as the voice of victims at the state level while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent family violence.
The Policy Coordinator works on the Program Policy Sub-Team of the Policy Team within TCFV, reporting to the Policy Manager. This Policy Coordinator will focus on supporting the development and implementation of best practices for service provision to survivors of family violence with a focus on the intersections of mental health and trauma informed advocacy, implementation of voluntary service models, and updating the web hub for these efforts. They will also provide support, training, and technical assistance to agencies and professionals that directly advocate for survivors of family violence, including state and federal laws around service provision to survivors of family violence.
II. Priority functions / Accountabilities:
- Respond in a professional manner to requests for technical assistance and consultations for Family Violence Programs on topics including, but not limited to: creating and enhancing access to services for survivors of family violence, voluntary service models, and best practices for service provision to survivors of family violence.
- Create, develop and update written materials and protocols, including a focus on draft sample family violence program policies and client file forms, as appropriate, for use by survivors, family violence programs and allied professionals.
- Provide training, consultation, and support on the intersection of mental health and trauma and intimate partner violence.
- Maintain and update content, in consultation with program policy sub-team, for the Creating Safer Spaces sub-page, a hub for information for programs as they create service models, model forms, and policies.
- In coordination with the broader Policy Team, develop processes to monitor and analyze the effective implementation of family violence laws, rules and policies.
- Assist with planning, coordinating and executing training events including serving as the primary trainer.
- In coordination with the broader Policy Team, research, develop materials and provide support for the TCFV Public Policy Committee and the Policy Director prior to and during legislative session.
- Perform other policy-related activities individually or in coordination with the Policy Team as requested by the Policy Manager and/or Policy Director.
III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Sought: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence. This should include an awareness of advocacy services that are survivor-centered.
- Well-versed on the intersection of mental health advocacy for survivors of intimate partner violence as well as the intersections of trauma and intimate partner violence.
- Strong and effective interpersonal and diplomacy skills to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people and organizations.
- Above-average proficiency in using technology for training and communicating with internal and external audiences.
- Self-driven to work independently with minimal supervision and use disciplined time management skills.
- Ability to work within a team to offer support and collaborate on team projects.
- Ability to respond with sensitivity and awareness to those with diverse cultural, ethnic, social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages.
- Strong ability to give and receive feedback with openness and respect.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of employee, donor, funder, survivor and case information.
- Demonstrated skill in development and presentation of adult education programs involving social change issues.
- Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to quickly analyze and synthesize information.
- Proficiency Microsoft Office 365 applications, virtual meeting and training technology, databases, and other industry-related technology.
IV. Education and Experience
- A minimum of one year of professional experience working in the domestic violence movement.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social work, public policy, public health or related field; or
- Three years experience in public policy or systems advocacy work.
- Alternatively to the above, a combination of a lower degree of education beyond high school and additional years of experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position is acceptable.
- Bi-lingual English/Spanish
V. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:
Ability to communicate and converse in English. Travel up to 25%, including some overnight trips. Ability to frequently tolerate prolonged stationary positions and frequently move about a large public building. Ability to engage in frequent public contact. Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of high-pressure situations, such as: responding to complaints, handling complex external interactions, effectively working long and, at times, odd hours.
TCFV intends the above statements as descriptors of the general nature and minimum level of work performed. These statements do not expressly represent an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position. TCFV is an equal opportunity employer, committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We seek the most qualified candidates based on job-related requirements and qualifications.
Important Information for Applicants:
- All applicants must apply online at TCFV.org-careers/
- Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter with their online application. Applications without a cover letter may be delayed.
- A writing sample will be requested.
- Due to COVID-19, all interviews may be conducted via a video conference platform and may be recorded. Applicants who are invited for an interview should be prepared with the appropriate technology and internet connection for a successful interview experience.
TCFV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, State, or local law.
You must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.
Department: Public Policy
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position
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